[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) has condemned the alleged stoning of the home of a supporter of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic in the mining town of Linden.
In a statement to the media, the PYO said that “at 19:00hrs on Monday, April 20, 2015 which saw the home of PPP/C Candidate Ms Gem Narine in Linden, Region 10 being stoned with missiles by opposition activists within the region.”
PYO says it condemns “the desperation, mounting intimidation and scare tactics being employed by opposition activists in several regions across this country against its members and young candidates for the ruling Peoples Progressive Party Civic.”
The PPP youth arms says it deems the attack on Narine’s property and this form of intimidation as unacceptable and a breach of her constitutional right to freely associate with any political party of her choice.
“The PYO also notes the psychological and emotional trauma caused by the incident on her 11-year-old son and other family members which occurred at various intervals until 10:00pm. We understand that a report has been lodged with the McKenzie Police Station and we urge that strict action be taken against those dastard opposition activists in the Region,” noted the statement.
The PYO also called on members to remain “calm, cool and collective despite the insults, instances of provocation and outright disrespect shown by members of the opposition to them while either campaigning or working diligently for continued progress.”